Sunday, November 29, 2015
Most effective unarmed combat type civilian/uniformed? In my opinion Muay Thai Kickboxing.
Leroy and I got into a discussion about boxing and the defeat of Rhonda Rousey in MMA.
It evolved (in my mind) to a comparison of wrestling, grappling, Karate, Aikido, Systema and even Krav Maga. I've seen demonstrations of them all and besides being useful only to those in peak condition, they also require some type of acrobatics/years of training to be effective.
But back to why I think Muay Thai is so effective. Think about a fight in a relatively confined space. Consider being encumbered by gear (if you're uniformed personnel) and think about the fight.
The last place you want to be is on the ground. The last thing you want to do is to have to put hands on someone....you have them, they in essence have you.
Quick strikes. Feet and hands. Strike hard, get it over with, and no high flying acrobatics to get the deed done. Most kicks in Thai Kickboxing are low, punches are fast and when it does require kicks at waist level or above, I contend that knee strikes would be a better option.
So why am I talking about it here? Just shits and giggles. Marine Corps Martial Arts has (or had...don't know if it still does) elements of Muay Thai in it. Additionally its designed for combat, so worse case scenarios like ground fighting have to be built in. But for the street cop or civilian? If the fight ends up on the ground then you're in deep doo. Either someone got really lucky or you're fighting someone really skilled. Its past time for you to up it to lethal force (hopefully you've been protecting your gun). That's just my two cents...and like I said. This is just mudballing and for giggles. I'll probably take this post down.